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positions so it is still a very dangerous situation along that long border. trace? >>trace: action in the u.n. could have been the wrong word, you are right. >> bringing in middle east expert michael singh, a former senior director for middle east affairs at the national security council. you have, michael, the situation where syria has apologized. you have turkey saying there is no appetite for war. the question becomes, can bashar al-assad handle fighting from in his country the rebels as well as outside of his country from turkey? that could be enough to crush the regime? >>guest: there is is no doubt bashar al-assad wants to keep turkey out of this. that is why we see not just syria apologizing but the russians who are the main diplomatic protector coming in and trying to contain this situation. what you see from the west, also, frankly, is a desire to contain the actual spillover here, the fighting here, and move this into the united nations security council to try to take advantage of this, to spur action in the council. >>trace: you use the word "contain" and that brings the next quest
-border shelling. the syrian ambassador to the u.n. offered condolences today in a letter he presented to u.n. officials. meanwhile, turkey's parliament held an emergency session, authorized cross-border military operations into syria. doesn't mean they're going to happen. they just authorized them. the close ties between syria and turkey, that they once had, they now have been severely strained. i spoke to ivan watson a short time ago. turkey's parliament held an emergency closed door session today. what was the outcome of that? >> reporter: they voted in favor of a new resolution which is rather vaguely written, but basically it gives the turkish government authority to send its armed forces into quote, unquote, foreign countries, basically in response for the deaths of these five civilians on wednesday. it's very clear that this is focused on syria in particular and it says that the turkish government can decide the scope or the size or the duration of any of these proposed military operations. turkish officials have come out and said this is not a war resolution. they're saying this is mo
calling for a dialogue at the u.n. general assembly yesterday. >>> a border patrol agent was shot and killed today in arizona. the 30-year-old was shot after responding to a sensor that went off near the border. another agent was wounded. the fbi and local police are investigating the shooting. >>> new york's attorney general says more lawsuits against big banks are on the way as a task force investigates the crash of 2008. the first suit filed is against jpmorgan chase over allegations that bear stearns which it owns committed fraud against investors. >>> the weather channel has decided hey, hurricanes get names, why not blizzards. the network announced today it will give names to the worst winter storms to make it easier to follow their progress. it already has a list from a to z of winter storm names. including athena, gandalf, and zeus. >> interesting. thanks. >>> coming up, who's hungry? a restaurant got in trouble for wheeling in some road kill. mmm, road kill. "ridiculist" is next. looking for a better place to put your cash? here's one you may not have thought of -- fideli
by the turkish artillery. the syrian ambassador to the u.n. saying two syrian military officers were wounded. meanwhile, the turkish parliament has voted in favor of a new resolution that would authorize the turkish government to carry cross-border operations, military operations, into syria. meanwhile, some sectors of turkish society have been organizing anti-war protests in the square behind me. definitely concerned about the possible outbreak of war between these two neighbors. erin? >> thanks very much to ivan. >>> now to yemen where five al qaeda militants were killed in a u.s. drone attack. at least that's what two local security officials tell cnn today. the militants were heavily armed, carrying explosives. nic robertson knows the area very well. i asked if those killed were high value targets. >> reporter: three u.s. drone strikes have killed five suspected al qaeda militants in an area known as an al qaeda stronghold. al qaeda made gains in yemen last year. they have been rolled back to some degree by government backed by tribal militias in recent months but they still present a bi
. as you talk about it, last week at his speech to the u.n. general assembly, the president went through a list of what he considered to be his big victories, osama bin laden being dead was one and ending the war in iraq was another one. september was the deadliest in terms of attack since august of 2010, which is pretty shocking since the war is technically over. on top of that reuters has some footage that we have for you of literally pictures of the iotolla from iran. pictures all over iraq now as iran is trying to gain and perhaps succeeding at gaining more and more power in iraq. this is a big question that obviously is going to be a problem for whatever president's next but not something president obama wants to be talking about right now. >> with iran obviously they're having sort of its own singular way inserting itself in the elections. we heard from ahmadinejad last week and heard from netanyahu literally drawing that red line on the metaphor kal bomb. >> right. >> could we hear from iran between now and say november 6th? >> well, this is pretty amazing. obviously when prime mi
inside syria are living on the run. more than half of them children, according to the u.n. one held up a photo of a brother said to be killed. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> reporter: in a tent, she points to her 11-year-old son who was wounded in an aerial bombing. she is saying, what has he done to deserve this? today the planes came back again and he started screaming. i want to ask the pilot, do you not have children? if they want a war, why don't they fight on a front line? and about syria's president, she says, would he like to see his own children wounded before his own eyes? and the war continues unstopped. just this morning, activists said syrian troops bombed a town just four miles from the turkish border. reportedly, 12 people were killed, including five children, and the death toll is expected to rise. david? >> ann curry along the syrian border this morning. ann, thank you so much. >>> you can see much more from these hot spots across the platforms of nbc news today and tonight on "nbc nightly news." >>> we want to get a check of the day's other top stories. natalie m
is also asking the u.n. to intervene now even though the syrians are apologizing. nick peyton walsh joins us live from beirut. what is the latest on the conflict between the two countries? it's very troubling. >> reporter: shelling continued overnight according to a senior turkish official but has now ended. there appear to be targeting a military facility in a town. what is key is that this shelling persisted overnight. there had been a belief that the turkish were going to retaliate once to show strength and get the rhetorical backing from its nato allies. but they have continued shelling. this is not all sophisticated military. they're trying to destroy. and we've had reports from syrian opposition activist that's are syrian army casualties as a result of the turkish strikes. >> and a few analysts are suspecting that syria's attack on turkey may have been orchestrated by either the assad regime or the rebels in an attempt to pull turkey into the syrian conflict. do you have any evidence of that? >> reporter: at this point, no. i mean i understand both points of view and the rational to
half of them children, according to the u.n. one held up a photo of a brother said to be killed. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> reporter: in a tent, she points to her 11-year-old son who was wounded in an aerial bombing. she is saying, what has he done to deserve this? today the planes came back again and he started screaming. i want to ask the pilot, do you not have children? if they want a war, why don't they fight on a front line? and about syria's president, she says, would he like to see his own children wounded before his own eyes? and the war continues unstopped. just this morning, activists said syrian troops bombed a town just four miles from the turkish border. reportedly, 12 people were killed, including five children, and the death toll is expected to rise. david? >> ann curry along the syrian border this morning. ann, thank you so much. you can see much more from these hot spots across the platforms of nbc news today and tonight on "nbc nightly news." >>> we want to get a check of the day's other top stories. natalie morales is at the news desk. good morning. >
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